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Pleats & Pullovers

Monday, 17 November 2014

Sweater by Des Petits Hauts at Feather & Stitch (also available in cream)
Skirt by Reiss (also love it in winter white)
Boots by Kurt Geiger
Watch by Michael Kors at ASOS
Sunglasses by Marc by Marc Jacobs

This is a signature look for me. It's casual, cosy, elegant and most importantly functional. I can run in the flat over-the-knee boots and the pleated skirt, which is important when accompanying a four year old with a scooter on the school run. Seriously those trucks need to slow down. Navy is a great colour for winter, it's less severe than black and tones beautifully with the deep jewel-like hues that are always so popular in this season. 

What I love about this look in particular is the juxtaposition of materials; floaty pleats, a heavy knit and almost utilitarian boots, it's ethereal yet rugged and it's because of this mix of opposites that you don't need a lot of colour to make it work. Also if you peek more closely you'll see that the pleats on the skirt split two-thirds of the way down and the pullover's design mirrors the effect. They remind me of arrows. Which in turn reminds me I've got a hankering to take up archery.

1 comment

  1. Love all of the contrasting lengths in this! Great outfit!

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